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Maddalena MariaMADDALENA, Maria Carmina 'Carmela' – Suddenly at her residence on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Carmela (Maselli) of Thorold, in her 75th year.

Beloved wife of the late Pietro Maddalena. Wonderful mother to Clorinda (Giovanni). Proud nonna to Manuel and Selina. Daughter of the late Egidio and Angela Maselli.

Sister of Felica (Giovanni) and the late Franco. Sister-in-law of Anna, Giuseppina and the late Concetta and Pasqualina. Zia Carmela will be remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends in Canada and Italy.

Sider AnnetteSIDER, Annette - (1965 - 2018) - 

Passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018 at her home in St. Catharines.

Lovingly remembered by her family. 

Hooton MarionHOOTON, Marion Amelia (nee Ball) - (June 12, 1925 - April 20, 2018) - At the age of 92 passed peacefully at home with family by her side.

Predeceased by her husband George and daughters Marianne de Prinse and Sandra Uimonen.

Survived by her daughters Irene and Cheryl Hooton and son-in-law Wray Uimonen.

ERB, Robert 'Bob' - At McNally House, on Friday, April 20, 2018, Bob Erb of Beamsville, aged 84 years.

Beloved husband of Evelyn and dear father of Terry (Chris) Whitehead, Ron (Penny) Erb and Nancy Erb.  Loving grandfather of Kevin, Brandon & Jill and great grandfather of Ruby.

Bob was from a family of 13 children. He is predeceased by 6 brothers and 2 sisters. He is survived by sisters Blanche, Margaret, Verna and Isabel.

REIMER, Walter Henry - Passed away peacefully on Friday April 20, 2018 spending his final days with his family at his side.

He leaves to mourn his beloved wife Irma, children Greg (Bev), Brenda, Glen and (Sandra). Grandchildren Samantha, Brooke, (fiancé Owen Barkway), Troy, Olivia and Keira.

Predeceased by his parents Gerhard and Susanna Reimer, sister Elfrieda Reimer and brother Ernie, sister in law Mary Reimer and brother in law Ben Jansen.

Bedard PeterBEDARD, Peter - Passed away after a hard fought battle with a recent illness at the St. Catharines General Hospital on April 19, 2018 at the age of 75 years.

Predeceased by his parents Dr. John "Ted" and Rita along with his sister Suzanne.

Loving husband to Diane (nee Kisel) for almost 50 years. Beloved father to Gregory and his wife Maria. Cherished grandpa and best buddy to William.

Devoted brother to Tim and his wife Judy and John and his wife Karen. Survived by his brother-in-law John and his wife Maureen.

HERSTER, Doris Lilian (née McMillan) (Klajnscek) Died peacefully on April 19th, 2018, in her 97th year at United Mennonite Home in Vineland.

Born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, raised in Toronto and lived in Thorold and St. Catharines since the 1940s. Predeceased by husbands Vladimir Klajnscek (1965) and Tony Herster (2007).

Beloved mother of Les (Silver) Klajnscek and Rich (Elsje Zwart) Klajnscek, grandmother of Kayleigh Kennedy (Kevin), Evan, Aidan, Oliver and Yulia. Grams to the Janecek, Hielema and Zwart families.

Frank GeriFRANK, Geraldine 'Geri' - Passed away peacefully at the St. Catharines General Hospital with her loving family by her side on Thursday April 19, 2018 at the age of 71.

Dearly loved sister of Vicki. Cherished aunt of Rae Ann, Deb, and Tim (Anne). Loving Great-aunt of Caleb and Sarah.

Cousineau JulietteCOUSINEAU, Juliette (nee Labelle) - It is with great sadness the family of Juliette Cousineau announce her passing on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Northland Pointe in her 93rd year.

Juliette is lovingly missed by her daughters Theresa Punyi (Ernest), Claudette Badawey (Wayne) and Pauline Cousineau. Dear sister of Mary Winfield (Harvey) and Florette Webber (late Wayne).

Predeceased by her parents Honoré and Ruby-Ann Labelle, her husband Phillias Cousineau - 2000, her daughter Nicole Buccilli - 2005 (Carmen), her brothers Ernest and Laurier Labelle and her sisters Jaqueline Henley, Della Labrosse and Laurette Labelle.

Smith VictorSMITH, Victor Wilfred - Of Port Colborne, passed away peacefully with his loving daughter Donna and his best buddy Jackson by his side on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the age of 88 years.

Beloved husband of the late Ada.

Loving father of the late Daniel and the late Eleanor.

Ealaschuk FredEALASCHUK, Fred - Passed away peacefully, with his family at his side, at the Welland County General Hospital on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the age of 99 years.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife Mary (nee Rubocki) (2013).

Fred is survived by his children Harold (Lorraine) and Fred, all of Port Colborne, Dolores (Jesse) of Wichita Falls, Texas and Judy Chapelle (Darren) of St. Catharines.

MANTINI, James Albert - With heavy hearts we announce the passing of James Albert Mantini on April 19, 2018 at the St. Catharines Hospital in his 97th year.

James worked at Thompson Products for 24 years before retiring and enjoying the game of golf.

He leaves behind his wife Florence (nee Cecchi), children Jim (Kathy), David (Joanne), Linda (Barry), Bev (Rick), Justine, Anne and Terry.

Cybula YolaCYBULA, Yolanda Margaret (nee D’Amico) - Passed away on Thursday, April 19th, 2018 at the Salvation Army Eventide Home in her 96th year.

Loving wife to the late Marian. Devoted mother to Thomas (Elaine).

Loving grandma to Krysta (Michael) Cournoyea, Kevin Paolozzi (Sara Henry) and Alexandra (Jesse Herbolic), and great-grandma to Nicholas and Benjamin Cournoyea.

CROWE, Barbara (Carmichael) - Peacefully on Thursday, April 19th, 2018 at Chartwell Niagara, in her 77th year.

Beloved wife of John. Loving mother of Jennifer (Brent) Barker and Johnna (Jeff) Critelli. Dear grandmother of Julia and Brendan Barker.

Loved sister of Lillian Henderson (Wendell Harper), Ralph (Colleen) Carmichael, Cathy (Bob) Miller. Predeceased by brother-in-law Billy Griffiths.

Wareing KenWAREING, David John Kenneth 'Ken' - At West Lincoln Memorial Hospital on Thursday, April 19, 2018, David John Kenneth Wareing passed away at the age of 75.

Beloved partner of Sandi Sommerville for 26 years.  Loving father of John Wareing (Shane), Bill Wareing (Sheramie), Vicki Wareing (Kelly), David Wareing (Christine), Anne Desjardins (Donny), Charles Bertin (Sarah), and Sarah Love (Jacob).

Cherished grandfather of 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Dear brother of Barb Legere (the late Joe), Lorna Burke (Bob), and the late Leonard (Nem).

Predeceased by his first wife Connie (2000).

GROVES, Shirley Irene (Sauer) - Passed away peacefully at her home with her loving family by her side on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the age of 82.

Beloved wife of the late William Groves. Loving mother of Bill (Darlene) and Vicki (Timothy). Proud Grandma of Ashley (Daniel), Christopher, and Morgan (Tyler).

Predeceased by her parents Gordon and Irene Sauer.

Yagar MatijaYAGAR, Matija Ora (Balen) - Peacefully, on April 19, 2018 at Greater Niagara General Hospital in her 106th year, Matija joined the love of her life Joseph (1990).

Born in Sveti Roc, Croatia on September 6, 1912 to the late Milan & Ika Balen, Matija came to Canada in 1937 and began what was to become a long and prosperous life.

Matija was predeceased by her brother John, and her sisters Kata, Manda, Marija, Anka, and Ivka.  Beloved mother of Joseph (Bonnie) Yagar, Sam (Caroline) Yagar, Mary Petura, and Milan (Jennifer) Yagar.

Blais GerryBLAIS, Gerard ‘Gerry’ - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Gerry, with his loving family and friends at his side on Thursday, April 19, 2018 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was 65 years old.

Beloved husband and best friend to Petrea (nee McKay) for 42 years. Cherished father to Jennifer Blais (Mike Sinclair). Proud Poppy to his pride and joy David.

Fluit FannyFLUIT, Fanny (nee Hessels) - On Thursday April 19, 2018 the LORD in His loving kindness called home His child, Fanny Fluit, in her 92nd year.

Beloved wife of the late Klaas Fluit (2014).

Dear mother of Alice and Lucas† Meyer, Hennie†, Pete and Katie Terpstra, Jane and Pete Broere, Clara and Jake Veldman, Hilda and Kor Reinink, Margaret and John Verburg, Ken and Lisa Fluit, Ivan and Karen Fluit.

Ripenburg StanleyRIPENBURG, Stanley Clifford – At the Niagara Falls Hospital on Thursday April 19, 2018, Stanley Clifford Ripenburg of Fort Erie, aged 77 years.

Beloved husband of Betty and dear father of Ruth (Cam) Moos, Lorna (Mark) Dixon, Lee (Lisa) Ripenburg and Martin (Jo-Anne) Ripenburg.

Loving grandfather of 9 grandchildren. Brother of Blanche McPherson, Gord Ripenburg and Alice (Wally) Reid.

Hildebrand ZacharyHILDEBRAND, Zachary Robb Dylan 'Zack' - (June 15, 1989 - April 18, 2018) -

Loved son of John and Sarah. Loving big brother to Brittany and Natasha.

Adored grandson of Murray and Barbara Hannan and John (2016) and Ann Hildebrand.

Cherished nephew of Robert Hannan, Ernie and Birgit Hildebrand, Mary Ann and Ian (1993) Craven and A.D. and Vernah Fleming.

RISELLI, Bernardo - Passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Wednesday April 18, 2018 at the age of 87.

Beloved husband of Elisabeth (nee Bauer) for 63 years.  Cherished father of Irene (John) Kotsch, Robert (Renee) Riselli and Ronald (Dawn) Riselli.  Loving grandfather of Mira, Ava and Ben.

Dear brother of Yolanda (Luigi) Politi, Ascenza Mollica, Antonietta (Achille) DeVellis and Nino (Connie) Riselli, Theresa Lisi and brother-in-law of Lena Riselli. He will be sadly missed by several nieces and nephews.

BUZANKO, Murray - On April 18th, 2018, after a long battle with Lewy Body disease Murray passed away peacefully at West Park Health Centre at the age of 74.

He leaves his wife Joan (53 years), daughter Robin (Chris) Kmicinski, son Dave (Robin) Buzanko, grandchildren Chad and Matt (Kerry) Brinkhurst, Warren and Katelyn Buzanko, sisters Iris and Zenia Buzanko.

HILL, Jean (nee Miller) – In the presence of loving family, Jean peacefully passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, just months short of her 100th birthday.

Wife of the late Douglas Hill (1977), beloved mother of Don (Lynn), North Vancouver, Gary (Debbie), Waterloo and Jo-Anne (Ian Russell), Toronto.

Proud grandmother of Jarrett and Brandon, North Vancouver. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and dear friends who had become family.

Despres DoloresDESPRES, Dolores Margaritte (nee Burke) - Passed away peacefully with family by her side at Hospice Niagara in St. Catharines on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, In her 88th year.

Dolores Margaritte Despres (nee Burke), beloved wife of the late Henry Despres.

Loving mother of Donna and her husband Barry Melville and Dan Despres and his wife Karen. Proud Nan of Robyn (Allan), Tina (Brendan) and Danielle. Great Granny of Cole, Carrington and Hunter.

Langille HossLANGILLE, William 'Hoss' - The war is over and the battle won as my beloved Billie drifted away to his “Happy Hunting Ground” on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Tabor Manor with Sammy and I at his side. In his 78th year, he was too young to leave us, but God teaches us how to love and what he loves, he only lends to us.

He was predeceased by his mother, Olga Campbell, father Frank Langille and grandson Rowan Langille.

He is survived by his devoted and loving wife Patricia “Patsy” (Halton) Langille, children Lajla (LaPorta), Kim (Foley) & husband Jim, Christopher (Palumbi) & wife Heather, Shawn & wife Ann.